According to a federal agency, Ford Motor Company has been cited along with KCI Inc., which is based in Kansas City, following violations stemming from a workplace accident. Furthermore, the violations were a result of the workplace accident that killed a 52-year-old contractor that became crushed by a piece of equipment. Tragically, the worker was crushed when a 7,600-pound piece of equipment struck him.
Thursday OSHA cited Ford for many violations, as well as KCI Inc. for a willful safety violation. Likewise, according to OSHA, the accident that happened in December 2014 was preventable. At the time of the accident, the worker was employed by KCI, and the job he was working on was rebuilding the assembly line at Ford.
Ford now faces fines of $7,000, and KCI faces $70,000 in fines. Thus far Ford has said in a statement that they are fully cooperating with the investigation into the worker’s death, and KCI is yet to respond when asked for a comment.
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